1860's Oscar Chase & Wife Civil War era CDV Photo, Found in NYS
On reverse: "Oscar Chase and wife" is handwritten in old period pencil. There is a 2 cent cancelled Internal Revenue Stamp on back. Photo Type: Original vintage Victorian CDV Carte de Visite Photograph, circa 1864-66. Photographer: Unmarked, Unknown.
In 1864-66 the US government taxed photography to help pay for the American Civil war. Revenue stamps were placed on the back of photos, and "cancelled" by the photographer. CDV's with revenue stamps are collectible in their own right for stamp collectors and vintage photography collectors. It is a wonderful way to date a Civil War era photograph. This CDV has a revenue stamp.
This photo was found in Rochester, Monroe County, New York State. We feel this couple would both would have been born in the years 1835-45. Most likely this is their wedding photo and the wedding would have been between 1864-66, as per the intact and cancelled revenue stamp.
Oscar's wife may be a bit younger than he, about 20 years old. This is a stunning Victorian era couple and wonderful Chase family history, Chase genealogy, Chase surname as well as exhibiting great vintage clothing, and Civil War fashion.
Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
Note: Hello from ~debra. I have spent years collecting over 10,000 ID’d lost family photos & paper from US flea markets & antique shops. I do the best gen research I can, but am always open to corrections. This is an original antique item, not a reprint. A new high quality rigid sleeve is included for extra protection, especially during shipping. You may buy a piece alone, or large intimate 300 dpi scans of the front and back sent immediately via email, or both. Please search carefully, as they are often found together and many may be related. I also invite you to join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. Thank you, enjoy! ~Debra Clifford (contact info on top bar)
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